First published in 1997 by author J. K. Rowling, the Harry Potter book series has since grown into a worldwide phenomenon selling over 450 million copies in more than 73 languages and spurring one of the most popular film series in history. While many view the Harry Potter novels as children's literature, there are also many mature underlying themes that merit a deeper textual reading. As part of course LIT 3301 Cultural Studies and Pop Arts, students will join Dr. Ann Basso in studying the Harry Potter novels from an academic standpoint while visiting some of the real-life sites in London and Scotland that inspired the novels or were featured in the film series. Join us this summer and take the magic out of the page and into reality!
June 26-30, 2018 London, England July 1-6, 2018 Edinburgh, Scotland
Customized Educational Programs Abroad (CEPA) Europe is a German-based company specializing in organizing logistics for university level study abroad programs. USFSP has contracted with CEPA to provide engaging group activities, excursions, and tour guides as well as logistics for the program.
This program is open to all students in the USF system. There are no prerequisites for the program, but students must be in good academic standing with the university.
How to Apply
Detailed information on How to Apply can be found here.
Course Approval Form: Students must download and complete a form as part of the application process. Click here to download. Available Courses: LIT 3301 Cultural Studies and Pop Arts, 3 credits Mandatory Class Meetings: May 16, May 23, and May 30; 12:30-2:30 PM for all days; on campus location at USFSP to be determined Credit Type: Direct USFSP credit
In order to receive full credit for the program courses, students must attend any class meetings listed, complete an online pre- departure orientation in CANVAS, and participate in all group activities on the program itinerary. A link to access the orientation will be sent to students' USF email addresses prior to departure.
Program Charge: $4,100.00
Accompaniment and on-site program direction by USFSP instructor
Double occupancy hotel accommodations with private bathrooms
Breakfast daily, welcome group dinner at a traditional pub in London, and farewell group dinner in Edinburgh
Local bi-lingual guides arranged exclusively for the group to provide guided tours of each city
Accompaniment by CEPA coordinator to all program visits and excursions
All program related in-country transportation
Health insurance for duration of program
Group excursions (see below)
Tuition--up to 3 credit hours (program courses)
Included Activities and Excursions:*
Ride on the London Eye, the largest Ferris Wheel in Europe
Private guided Harry Potter themed walking tours of London and Edinburgh
Admission to historic fortress Tower of London
Hop-on hop-off bus tour of London
Cruise on the River Thames
Entrance to Warner Bros. Studio Tour "The Making of Harry Potter"
Admission to the London Zoo
Train ticket from London to Edinburgh
Admission to Edinburgh Castle and Alnwick Castle
Private bus tour of Scottish Highlands region
Ride on The Jacobite steam train (subject to availabilty)
*Subject to change.
Airfare to and from Europe
Transportation from and to airport/train station at beginning and end of program
Personal spending expenses
Meals not listed above
Passport or visa expenses--non-US passport holders are responsible for checking the entry requirements of The European Union for their country of citizenship and procuring/purchasing any required visas.
How to Pay
5 days after committing to program or application deadline, whichever is first.
March 25, 2018
April 25, 2018
May 25, 2018
Payment Instructions (only after you have completed you have been accepted to the program and commit in the study abroad system):
Once you have been accepted to your program of choice, you will be asked to confirm your participation in the program by hitting the Commit button on your personal application page. Having confirmed your participation, the USFSP Education Abroad Office will place charges on your OASIS account. Students will be asked to make a confirmation payment toward the Study Abroad Program Cost (SAPC). Generally, this payment is $500, although certain programs may have alternate payment requirements as indicated on the specific program website.
Once you have committed to the program, you are financially liable for the Study Abroad Program Cost. Please carefully read your program-specific payment requirements as well as the Financial Terms and Conditions for your relevant program.
To make the payment:
(Please note: Do not use the on-line payment option if you have other outstanding charges on your account, as any payment will automatically be credited toward your on-campus charges)
Step 1: Go to USF Single-SignOn
Step 2: Log in using your USF Net ID.
Step 3: Click on OASIS on the top menu.
Step 4: On the Main Menu, go to "Student"
Step 5: On the Student Menu, go to "Tuition & Fees"
Step 6: Click on "Student Bill Payment" PLEASE NOTE: The USF Cashier's Office charges a 2.5% "convenience fee" for using a credit or bank card. If you use an online check you will not be charged the additional fee. They no longer accept VISA.
Step 1: Email the USFSP Education Abroad Office at email@example.com for a payment form. The form must be completed and signed by an authorized member of the Education Abroad Office.
Step 2: Take payment form to the USFSP Cashier's Office (BAY 132). You may pay only pay with check, cash or money order in person. Checks are payable to USF.
Step 3: Please keep a record of your payment for your records.
Post-Commitment Cancellation Policy:
You are liable for $100 plus non-recoverable program costs if you cancel at least 91 days prior to departure.*
You are liable for $300 plus non-recoverable program costs if you cancel 61 to 90 days prior to departure.*
You are liable for up to 100% of the program fee if you cancel 60 days or less prior to departure.*
Students must email firstname.lastname@example.org to notify USFSP Education Abroad of their cancellation.
*Education Abroad will assess on a case-by-case basis the non-recoverable costs of the program for which the student is liable. Non-recoverable costs may exceed to-date funds collected by USFSP Education Abroad at time of student's withdraw from the program.
Financial Aid and Scholarship Funding
Many funding opportunities are available to USF students who are planning to study abroad. Please see our funding page for further details.
Note: The summer semester application deadline for Education Abroad scholarships is February 16. You must be accepted and committed to the program and pay your confirmation payment in order to be considered for scholarships (separate application). This takes processing time. You must submit all parts of your program application by February 1st if you plan to also apply for scholarships.
Health and Safety
USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program. Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.
All participants must be in possession of a valid U.S. Passport or a valid passport from their country of residence. Passports must have an expiration date at least 6 months after the student's scheduled return to the U.S. U.S. citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Europe. Non-U.S. citizens should check with their own country's consulate regarding visa requirements for the countries to be visited. International students within the USF System must also submit the Study or Research Abroad Approval eform, listed under "Other Services", in their istart account.
For detailed information on travel documents you may need for your trip please visit our Passport and Visa page.
Students are responsible for booking their own flights. The program begins in London and ends in Edinburgh. Education Abroad will notify students of the time and place to meet at the beginning of the program. Students are responsible for organizing all transportation to London and from Edinburgh including airport transfers. Students should not book any flights or transportation until notified by Education Abroad later in spring once minimum enrollment for the program is met.
Double occupancy hotel accommodations with private bathrooms. Hotels subject to change.
June 26-30, 2018 (London, United Kingdom)
Lancaster Gate Hotel
July 1-6, 2018 (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge